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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Our take on the stout brewed by 18th century English brewers for the Russian Imperial Court of Catherine II. The special malted barley in this intense and massive brew delivers rich flavors like dark chocolate, coffee and anise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4340) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
Une petite bouteille trouvée près de mon camp forestier, c’est-à-dire au Vermont, dans un garage Shell qui a des allures de magasin général. Un impérial qui a de la gueule avec sa chevelure brune indestructible. Un stout russe qui dégage des parfums de réglisse, de caramel brûlé et de fruits enrobés de chocolat. Une bière presque noire qui goûte le gâteau au chocolat, la vanille, la réglisse en bonbons et les petites baies en confiture. Un liquide qui a du corps avec son pétillement qui manifeste une certaine paresse et sa texture presque sirupeuse. Une concoction qui se termine sur des notes douces et amères d’un porto qu’on a oublié, depuis toujours, dans le fond d’une armoire de la maison d’été. Une affaire amusante à boire comme le spectacle des chauves-souris qui se déroule actuellement sous mes yeux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JimmyBoy74 (493) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. Mörk svart färg. Doftar kaffe och rostade toner. Smakar, karamell, bröd, rostat, kaffe, choklad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2852) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
Flaska från SB. Stiltypisk Imperial Stout. Riktigt mörkt brun, högt ljusbeige skum. Fin ganska söt doft med lite alkoholvärmechokladkola, kaffe, mörk torkad frukt. Smaken är lite vass och munkänslan likaså. Saknar fyllighet och krämighet, smaken lätt bränd och besk och inte lika stor som doften. Helt okej, men når inte ända fram.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tore_pettersen (195) - - APR 5, 2014
Nesten svart med brunt skum. Lukter kaffe og mørk sjokolade. Lite kullsyre, fyldig munnfølelse. Smaken skuffer i forhold til aromaen. God ettersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arsol (787) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Svart farge med beige skum. Lukter sødme, kaffe og sjokolade. Fyldig og kaffe også i smaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3159) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a black colored body yields a nice two finger tan head that slowly concaved into the body leaving beautiful spotty spider web lacing. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. The smell was coffee, chocolate and plums up front and were all powerfully strong. The taste was dry in the coffee and chocolate flavorings and added a semi-sweetness that helped to round it out. The palate was heavy on the body, this was exceptionally smooth on my tongue, but not watery. I would say this was fairly drinkable. Overall, this was good for me and good for its style. I would come back to this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (339) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2014
From a bottle. Pours thick and black, like used motor oil. Thick dark beige head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and gypsum. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee, raisin, biscuit and vanilla. Finishes with vanilla and a sturdy hop bite. Surprisingly good for a Sam Adams offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (4588) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft at Meridian Pint poured into a tasting glass. Pours black with tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, roast. Tasting notes of dark fruit, butterscotch, caramel, vanilla, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4187) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear black. Aroma heavy malty (roasted, burnt, chocolate). Flavor light sweet, medium bitter of dark malts and US hops, notes of chocolate. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (4233) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle@ahven. Black tan head. Roasted intense nose. Pretty neutral though, sort of the average joe of risses- not overly salty, chocolately, oaky or anything, has jus a little of everything. Full body medium dry. Dark chocolate, bitters. Ok, easiky forgot though.

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